offerings

The Bersha Procession

The Bersha Procession

“The Bersha Procession”, one of 100 wooden models from the tomb of Djehutynakht. This model shows the funerary procession, with offerings of tribute for the deceased. Three women with offerings of food and drink are led by a Priest carrying a wine jug and incense burner. The skill and delicacy with which it was carved...

Women carrying offerings, depicted within the Tomb of Menna (TT69).

Tomb of Menna

Women carrying offerings, depicted within the Tomb of Menna (TT69). New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, c. 1550-1292 B.C. Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, West Thebes. Menna was a Scribe and carried a number of titles associated with the agricultural estates of the Temple of Karnak and the Pharaoh. (this post is currently under construction, come back in the...

A detail of a wall painting depicts Ameneminet presents a libation offering to Amenhotep III & Queen Tiye.

Ameneminet presents a libation offering

A detail of a wall painting depicts Ameneminet presenting a libation offering to Amenhotep III & Queen Tiye. Ameneminet was an Ancient Egyptian priest, who worked in dedication to the deity Ptah-Sokar, at Amenhotep III’s Temple of Millions of Years. Ritual Libation in Ancient Egypt Ritual libation was an important practice in ancient Egypt. It...

Statuette of a woman carrying an offering. Musée du Louvre. E 10781

Statuette of a woman carrying an offering basket upon head

A painted wooden statuette of a woman carrying offerings. Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, c. 1963-1862 B.C. The Ancient Egyptians believed in physical offerings for spiritual sustenance. Therefore, in funerary scenes depicted upon tomb walls, you will see numerous men and women carrying objects to be buried alongside the deceased. Not only were these items of...